Scars of Sweet Paradise

Scars of Sweet Paradise

The Life and Times of Janis Joplin

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
Drawing on hundreds of interviews, a noted 1960s historian goes beyond the legend of Janis Joplin to reveal the roots of her musical talent and the chaotic world in which she lived and died

McMillan Palgrave
Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation, and when she OD'd on heroin in October 1970, a generation's dreams crashed and burned with her. Alice Echols pushes past the legary Joplin-the red-hot mama of her own invention-as well as the familiar portrait of the screwed-up star victimized by the era she symbolized, to examine the roots of Joplin's muscianship and explore a generation's experiment with high-risk living and the terrible price it exacted.

A deeply affecting biography of one of America's most brilliant and tormented stars, Scars of Sweet Paradise is also a vivid and incisive cultural history of an era that changed the world for us all.


Baker
& Taylor

Drawing on hundreds of interviews, a noted 1960s historian goes beyond the legend of Janis Joplin to reveal the roots of her musical talent and the chaotic world in which she lived and died. 30,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1999.
ISBN: 9780805053876
0805053875
Branch Call Number: 920 JOPLIN, J.
Characteristics: xii, 408 p., [12] l. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

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